While Worsham College does not provide any type of housing, here are some resources for students to find appropriate housing between academic breaks:
Illinois Dept. of Human Services: Emergency and Transitional Housing Program
- The Emergency and Transitional Housing Program gives immediate and comprehensive shelter services to persons experiencing homelessness and persons at risk of becoming homeless.
- The program provides funding for meals, shelter and supportive services to non-profit organizations and local governments.
Shelter programs in Illinois consist of:
- Overnight shelters – a place to sleep for less than 12 hours. Meals and supportive services are available.
- Transitional shelters – shelter for up to 2 years with food and supportive services.
- Voucher shelter – provided by hotels and motels through a voucher program when shelters are full or not available.
- More info here.
If a student is based in Chicago and in need of emergency shelter:
- Calling 311 is the fastest way to access immediate shelter in the City of Chicago; they keep records of what shelter beds are open and available at different agencies around the city.
- For those 25 and under, Aunt Martha’s has crisis lines and connections to youth-specific shelters. In Cook County, that number is (708) 679-8100. Anyone can call, whether in need of services for themself or someone else.
If a student is based in suburban Cook County and in need of emergency shelter:
If a student is elsewhere in greater Chicagoland:
- Lake County:
- DuPage County:
Risk of being homeless or you are experiencing homelessness:
Suburban Cook County:
Chicago Rental Assistance Program (RAP) provides funding to Chicagoans who are at risk of becoming homeless. RAP helps Chicagoans who have housing right now, but who may become homeless soon because they lost income or had another eligible emergency which prevents them from paying rent.
Updated October 2023